About Us


The International Office of the University Medical Center Utrecht (UMC Utrecht) encourages UMC students to undertake research, courses or clinical internships abroad and we welcome international students with our education and research opportunities. This could only be possible with the investment in international cooperation in research, education and patient care from both sides. For an overview of groups and types of exchange we support, please see below.

With a foundation established in the 1800’s, and a close affiliation to Utrecht University, the UMC Utrecht is one of Europe’s largest and most prominent knowledge institutes. Recognized on an international level for our medicine and research, the wealth of expertise and knowledge at the UMC Utrecht extends beyond the classroom to include hands-on clinical training and state-of-the-art biomedical research. We aim to cultivate an environment of diverse perspectives and to engage our community in global citizenship. We encourage you to explore the world with us through the exchange of knowledge, expertise and culture.

Exchange of ideas is now instantaneous and the ability to relocate ourselves quite feasible. Thus, we encourage you to become a global citizen and to participate in shaping a future of respect for cultural differences and to share your knowledge and experiences.

As M. Scott, late author of The Road Less Traveled once said, let’s “share our similarities, celebrate our differences.”

We welcome you to visit our website, to drop by, or to inquire by email or telephone. The International Office looks forward to working with you!

Groups the International Office provides assistance to

• UU/UMC Utrecht students who wish to study or conduct research abroad
• International students who wish to study or conduct research at the UMC Utrecht
• External organizations who wish to establish collaborations/partnerships regarding student mobility with the UMC Utrecht

About the UMC Utrecht

The University Medical Center Utrecht (UMC Utrecht), established in 1999, is a joint venture between three institutions: the Academic Hospital Utrecht (AZU), the oldest academic hospital in the Netherlands established in 1817; the Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital (WKZ), named after Queen Wilhelmina and established in 1888; and the Medical Faculty Utrecht (MFU).

The UMC Utrecht is one of the largest healthcare organizations in the Netherlands, with about 10,000 employees and over 1,000 hospital beds. Its core activities are built on gaining and sharing in order to ensure the highest level of patient care, research, education and training.

For more information about the UMC Utrecht, please visit the website.

Contact information

Contact information for UMC Utrecht students:
First of all we ask you to carefully read the FAQ's and download a checklist.
You can pick up forms, checklists, letters and request an appointment with the International Office at STIP (HB 1.06). Moments for appointments at the International Office are: Tuesday and Wednesday between 9.00h and 12.00h.
Opening hours STIP: 10.45 - 15.15h.
Contact hours by telephone with the International Office are on Tuesday and Wednesday between 16.00 and 17.00h.
Phone: 06-44185018 (only for short questions).
Email address: international.office@umcutrecht.nl (only if the matter is not answered with the FAQ's online. Appointments cannot be made by email, only at STIP).

International Office
P.O.Box 85500
3508 GA Utrecht
The Netherlands

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